Blog Category: 2017 / 2018 Season

In Context: Irish Farming Traditions and OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

AUTHOR: Lorraine Koleski, ATC Dramaturgical Volunteer, with Erin Treat Schauer, Dramaturg In part, Outside Mullingar revolves around four characters who are deeply tied to the traditions of Irish family farming. The characters’ essential connection to the land, to their ancestors, to each other, and to an uncertain future are all informed by traditions and practices that […]

Meet the Artist: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Director (And ATC Artistic Director) David Ivers

AUTHOR: Erin Treat Schauer, Dramaturg for Outside Mullingar and ATC Online Engagement Coordinator David Ivers is in his first season as Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company. He was most recently the Artistic Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where he has acted and directed over 50 productions in a relationship spanning 20 seasons. His […]

Flip The Script: The Poetry of Marisela Treviño Orta

We’re thrilled to be producing Marisela Treviño Orta’s magical play The River Bride. The play is one of a trilogy of grim Latino fairy tales penned by the playwright, including Wolf at the Door (premiering at the New Jersey Repertory Company next fall) and Alcira. In addition to writing for the theatre, Ms. Orta is also […]

Community Partnership: Chapel Haven West

AUTHOR: Erin Treat, Online Engagement Coordinator As part of our renewed commitment to our Arizona communities, Arizona Theatre Company is proud to share the details of a burgeoning partnership with Chapel Haven West! Chapel Haven West (CHW) is a private nonprofit agency in Tucson serving individuals with mild developmental disabilities and those on the autism […]

Meet The Artist: THE RIVER BRIDE Playwright Marisela Treviño Orta

AUTHOR: Erin Treat, Online Engagement Coordinator Marisela Treviño Orta is an award-winning playwright in her third year of study at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays include: American Triage, Braided Sorrow (2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, 2009 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama), Ghost Limb (2017 Brava Theater world premiere), Heart Shaped Nebula (2015 Shotgun Players world premiere), and Woman on […]

Meet the Team: Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Billy Russo

This season, Arizona Theatre Company welcomes David Ivers as our new Artistic Director and Billy Russo as our new Managing Director. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know them better over the coming months, but in the meantime, they wanted to share some of their thoughts with our patrons. MR. IVERS: In May, […]

Meet the Artist: CHAPTER TWO Director Marsha Mason

VIDEO: Second Nature Productions, LLC. Click here to watch the video interview. Marsha Mason is the director for ATC’s 2017/2018 season opener, Chapter Two. Ms. Mason returns to ATC this season after directing last season’s production of An Act of God. She has received four Academy Award nominations for her roles in the films The Goodbye […]